A swimming group from Crewe Swimming Pool has raised over £1,000 towards purchasing a new electronic wheelchair for Vicky Perez. Vicky, aged 34, is well known in the Crewe area for her achievements in sport as she is a former artistic gymnastics world champion and British Sports Acrobatics Wheelchair Champion. Each week Vicky participates in an ‘AquaFit’ water aerobics session at Crewe Swimming Pool as part of her exercise regime. Her current wheelchair is showing its age and earlier this year she had an incident in Crewe where a wheel fell off. The wheelchair provides her with the independence to allow her to visit the pool, shop and visit friends and family.
A Curry and Pie Afternoon at The Captain Webb pub, Underwood Lane, Crewe raised over £500. The owners - Mags & Dave Oakes – generously allowed their pub lounge to be used for the event and also provided all the plates, cutlery, and serviettes. The Bombay Restaurant, Mill Street, Crewe donated popadoms. The curries were made by swim member Jo Tilley and husband Sid. Fifty-nine meals were served raising £295. Puddings donated by swim members, a raffle with vouchers donated by South Cheshire College, quizzes and donations raised a further £227.
A risqué ‘Crewe Pool Hunks’ 2013 calendar has so far raised £400.
Mick Garner donated a mobility scooter which raised £200 towards most of the printing of the calendar.
Refreshments sold at the 75th anniversary open day at Crewe Pool raised £83.53.
Karen Charlton from the swimming group said, “We are overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity and the help people have given in making this fund raiser a success”.